1935 - 1936 851-852 Auburn Sedan - When new photo (possible Cummins Diesel Car ?

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07 May 2017 18:14 - 08 May 2017 16:46 #32874 by johnmereness
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This is an interesting photo - you cannot tell if a tube shock car - possibly due to photo angle and it certainly could be a lever shock car (making it mid 1935 through 1936). It does not have an 851 or 852 emblem on the grill. And, very difficult to see in the photo, though it appears to have 1934 hubcaps - without the embossed "8" on them.

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07 May 2017 23:41 #32878 by Curt Schulze
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I think you are right about the early 34 hubcaps. This may have been one of those Cummins diesel cars.

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10 May 2017 16:04 - 10 May 2017 16:05 #32898 by timdiehn
timdiehn replied the topic: 1935 - 1936 851-852 Auburn Sedan - When new photo (possible Cummins Diesel Car ?
I do not believe this is a Cummins powered car. There are only 4 known to have existed. First 2 were convertibles, one caught fire shortly after the conversion (unrelated to the engine), second was driven coast to coast on a promotional tour. However, an accident in 1937 totaled the car. Both presumed scrapped. Third was a sedan, but did not have a fender mounted spare, was painted white and had Cummins badging on the hood, different from the car pictured. This car is still in possession of Cummins, pictured below. Fourth was installed in a Auburn 7 passenger limo and given to American Airlines, whereabouts unknown.
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10 May 2017 23:27 #32899 by RandyEma
RandyEma replied the topic: 1935 - 1936 851-852 Auburn Sedan - When new photo (possible Cummins Diesel Car ?
Hello. This car started life as a 6 cyl sedan but with a trunk and internal spare not side mounted like the old photo. This car did not get this engine until the late 50s so it was not done when it was new. R

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11 May 2017 11:54 #32903 by Curt Schulze
Curt Schulze replied the topic: 1935 - 1936 851-852 Auburn Sedan - When new photo (possible Cummins Diesel Car ?
Interesting !! The Central tag tells the story. The early 34 hubcaps and the lack of grill script remain a mystery.

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